Florence Ouellette of Londonderry

Florence Bailey Ouellette was born in Waterbury, Vermont on December 13, 1935. She was a daughter of the late William Francis Bailey and Betsey Almira Devoy. Florence passed away on May 31, 201 at Rockingham County Nursing Home.

Flo as she was known to most served as Derry’s Animal Control Officer for 26 years because of her love for animals. Previously working at Raytheon and Sanders decided she preferred the outdoors and took up chasing dogs. She had a love for Elvis and had a large collection of his memorabilia, Flo love to go traveling in her RV with her husband Norman, stopping along the way at the many antique shops where she also collected depression glass and other knick-knacks that caught her fancy. Flo started riding a motorcycle in 1968 and enjoyed her many rides through the White Mountains as well as trips into Canada over the years. She made many friends along the way thru life and will be missed by all who knew her friendly attitude, intelligence and wit.

Flo was pre-deceased by her husband Normand Ouellette of Londonderry and brother Robert Bailey of Vermont. She leaves behind her daughter Marlene Bishop of Raymond, son Joe O’Leary of Londonderry and 6 brothers and sisters, two step brothers and step sister in Vermont and many, many nieces and nephews.

At her specific request she will be cremated, there will be no calling hours or funeral. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472 or to SolAmor Hospice, 65 Lafayette Road, N. Hampton, New Hampshire 03862.

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Carmelina Hill of Londonderry

Carmelina J. “Millie” Hill, 87, of Londonderry, NH died Friday, May 24, 2013 in the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. She was born in Winchester, MA on May 22, 1926, a daughter of the late Ralph and Nancy (Pittera) Teti. Mrs. Hill was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Lawrence, MA. She retired from AT&T Network Systems and the former Western Electric Co. in North Andover,MA where she worked for 28 years. She was a member of the telephone Pioneers and the Communications Workers of America. A very active person who had many friends, she was involved in several social groups including the Londonderry Seniors and Windham Seniors. She was a very competitive bingo and card player. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family. A devout Catholic, Mrs. Hill was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church and a member of the Rosary Group. She was a previous member of the Red Hatters.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann San Antonio and her husband John, her son, Kenneth Saitta; two step-daughters, Kathy Boyce and her husband Earl and Eileen Moschella and her husband Bill; two grandchildren, Steven San Antonio and Christine San Antonio; one step-grandson, Jason Boyce and two step-great grandchildren, Phoenix and Rowan. She is also survived by her two sisters, Theresa Howard and Shirley Ballantyne; one brother, Ralph Teti and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Patrick Saitta in 1973, her second husband, Ralph Hill in 2000 and her sisters, Katherine Brewer, Josephine Walter and Mary Welc.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 29th from 4 to 8pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday May 30th at 10:30am at St. Mark’s Church, corner of South Rd. and Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Church, One South Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053 or to the American Heart Association, Hearts Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

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Pat Mayfield of Webster, formerly of Londonderry

Pat E. Mayfield, 77, formerly of Londonderry, NH passed away June 11, 2012 in Webster, TX. He was born on November 17, 1934 in Bloomburg, TX, a son of the late Clyde and Ethleen Mayfield. Pat served his country proudly after joining the U.S. Army in 1957 until his retirement as Chief Warrant Officer in 1981. Pat went on to work for the Raytheon Corporation, serving overseas as well as locally until retiring in 1996.

Pat leaves behind his daughters, Lisa, Melissa and Priscilla, sons Pat Jr. and Jeffrey, step-sons Norb and Dan Garrett, many grandchildren, sisters Elizabeth and Patsy, as well as nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife, Meredith Ann Mayfield, who died in 1996.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00am in the Pleasant View Cemetery on Mammoth Road in Londonderry, N.H. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry are assisting the family with arrangements.

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Joseph Grabowski of Englewood, FL and Londonderry

Joseph E. Grabowski, 84, of Englewood, FL passed away on May 20, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital in Sarasota, FL. Mr. Grabowski was born in Boston, MA on December 2, 1928, a son of the late Joseph L. and Helen (Mulholland) Grabowski. He had been a resident of Englewood since 1997, formerly living in Londonderry, NH. Mr. Grabowski worked as a machinist for many years prior to his retirement in 1988. He was a wonderfully skilled billiard player and a devout Red Sox fan. A loving husband and father, he was a communicant of St. Raphael Church.

He is survived by his four daughters, Lynn Raymond of Englewood, Paula Gosselin of Manchester, NH, JoAnn Smolen of Gainesville, FL, Lisa Anderson of Englewood, two sons, Thomas J. Grabowski of Topsham, ME, and Joseph D. Grabowski of Sanford, FL, one sister, Helen Roderick of Methuen, MA, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline, his two sons, Larry and Kenneth and by one grandson, Ricky.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday May 23, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, NH. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am in Holy Cross Church, 187 Hampstead Rd., Derry. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, W. Roxbury, MA.

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Ruth Wells of Sierra Madre, Meredith and Londonderry

Ruth Wells, 88, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013 at The British Home in Sierra Madre, Calif. She was born June 9, 1924 in Londonderry, N.H., the youngest of three children of the late Prescott and Dorothy (Boyden) Torrey. She graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., and later married her high school sweetheart, Donald C. Wells, becoming a Navy wife. After WW II, they settled down in Londonderry, where she was a member of the local chapter of The Grange and the Londonderry Presbyterian Church. After raising her three children, she and Don moved to Meredith, N.H., on the grounds of the Waukewan Golf Club, where she became an avid golfer. For many years she divided her time between homes in Meredith and Crystal River, Fla. Her husband of 54 years died in 1997.

In later years, facing health challenges, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law in La Crescenta, Calif., later moving to The British Home in nearby Sierra Madre. There she enjoyed friends, outings and trips with family, the care of a loving staff and a busy schedule of excursions and activities. She was growing and challenging herself and enjoying life until the day she passed peacefully in her sleep.

She is survived by her sister, Barbara Stone, of West Kennebunk, Maine; her son Donald P. Wells and daughter-in-law Susan, of La Crescenta; her son Barry Wells and daughter-in-law Chris, of Thornton, N.H.; her daughter, Bonnie Wells, of Northampton, Mass.; her granddaughter Jennifer Wells, her husband, Eric Finkelman, and great-grandson, Hudson of Redondo Beach, Calif.; her granddaughter Tracy Dorris, husband Carey and great-grandchildren Madison and Jack of Buford, Ga.

A calling hour will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 12 – 1pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home. The burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry.

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Pearl McQuarrie of Londonderry

Pearl Ida McQuarrie, 78, of Londonderry, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Pearl was born September 26, 1934 in Houlton, ME and was a daughter of the late Albert and Olive (McCordic) Suitter. She was raised and educated in Houlton, moved to NH in 1962, and has been a resident of Londonderry since 1964.

Mrs. McQuarrie was a homemaker, who helped her husband in managing McQuarrie Trucking for many years. Pearl had a love for music that inspired and touched many lives. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at bluegrass field pickin’ parties. She will long be remembered as our “Sweet Mother Pearl”, her warm heart, kindness and gentle touch will live in our hearts for eternity.

Members of the family include her three children, Wanda McQuarrie of Londonderry, Mark McQuarrie of Londonderry, and Jackie Lee Fairhurst, and her husband John of Belmont. Three grandchildren, Mark Daniel McQuarrie and his wife Katie, Danielle Lee McQuarrie, Miranda Currier as well as Teddy, Wayne and Samantha, and one great granddaughter, Sophia Parker. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Daniel Wilson McQuarrie in 2012, a son Daniel Parker (Slugger) McQuarrie in 1990, and a daughter, Marchelle McQuarrie in 2009.

After cremation, private services are being planned by the family. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry are assisting the family.

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